Point Richards comes alive with tree plantings

August 1, 2019 BY

Justin, Connie and Farley Smith get into the spirit. Photos: MICHAEL CHAMBERS

ABOUT 50 people turned out at Point Richards Flora and Fauna Reserve in Portarlington at the weekend to help plant 1,200 native trees, shrubs and grasses.

There were lots of families in attendance for Bellarine Bayside’s Bayside Alive! Community Environment Day on Sunday, with kids enthusiastic about the planting.

The Friends of Point Richards assisted on the day, sharing their extensive knowledge of the reserve with community members.

Following a barbecue lunch, Bellarine Landcare Group Facilitator Sophie Small brought along a camera on an extendable pole to take a peek inside some of the nesting boxes in the reserve to see whether any native animals had made homes.

Sophie was very informative and gave a great talk about why the nesting boxes were in the reserve and why they were important.

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